Oscar-Banned Hurt Locker Producer to Attend Way Better Party

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Nicolas Chartier, the Hurt Locker producer who lost his five tickets to the Oscars over one tiny e-mail, is having a party thrown in his honor on Sunday by WME Global chief Graham Taylor and his Blue Valentine–producing wife Lynette Howell, who "hated the prospect of an indie filmmaker getting ostracized for being overly enthusiastic about his film," reports Deadline's Mike Fleming. They're renting a red carpet and, because Chartier is from France, Taylor and Lynette will serve French food and even outfit their dog with a beret. Top that, Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic. [DHD]